Man drowns in attempt to evade police arrest

LANGKAWI (BERNAMA) – A man, who jumped into a river to avoid police arrest in an operation in Taman Nilai on Sunday, was found drowned.

Kedah Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) Assistant Director (Operations) Mohamadul Ehsan Mohd Zain said Zaifah Aman, 20, had jumped into the river with three others.

He said the body was found trapped in a fishing net at 8.30am yesterday.

However, the other three were rescued last night, he added.

In a statement issued yesterday, Mohamadul Ehsan said a team from the Langkawi Fire Station rushed to the scene after receiving a distress call at 10.50pm on Sunday.